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Bill Anton ( 1957– )

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After seeing the American West for the first time as a seven-year-old, Bill Anton vowed to return for good someday. He left his home in the Midwest some twelve years later and the Arizona high country has been home ever since. Exposed to art early and often, Anton drew constantly from the time he was old enough to hold a pencil. Inevitably, his two great loves in life united when he turned to western art full-time in 1982.

Visiting ranches around Flagstaff and Prescott, Anton began to ride roundups and brand calves. Local ranchers began calling him when they were shorthanded, although Anton never counted himself good enough to be called a "cowboy".

After several years of making a living as an artist, he began getting national exposure but was not satisfied with the progress of his work. Through the influence of some of the country's best painters, Anton realized that painting outside was the only way he would achieve the artistic growth he wanted. The passion and spontaneity needed for Plein Air painting began to help him solve problems in the studio as well. Drawn to the work of Zorn, Sorolla, Payne, and Frank Tenney Johnson, Anton works from field studies whenever possible to achieve the vitality photos cannot match.

 

Artist Works

Lot 94
(2013)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Cottonwood Dreams ()
oil on board
36 x 54 in
$40,950
Lot 70
(2008)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Casual Majesty (2008)
Oil on Linen
40 x 60 in
$37,375
Lot 38
(2009)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Heading Higher (2009)
oil on linen
30 x 40 in
$34,500
Lot 160
(2012)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Glacier Fed (2012)
oil on linen
36 x 48 in
$34,500
Lot 133
(2011)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
The Day Ahead ()
oil on board
30 x 40 in
$31,625
Lot 99
(2007)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Arroyo Respite ()
Oil on Board
36 x 56 in
$28,750
Lot 72
(2010)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
North Fork County (2010)
oil on linen
36 x 48 in
$28,750
Lot 65
(2007)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Once Upon A Time (2007)
Oil on Board
30 x 48 in
$28,000
Lot 15
(2007)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Moonlight On The Rim ()
Oil on Board
32 x 40 in
$25,875
Lot 25
(2011)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
After Dark Delinquents ()
oil on board
24 x 30 in
$21,850
Lot 159
(2015)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Wyoming Daybreak ()
oil on canvas
36 x 34 in
$19,890
Lot 151
(2010)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
The Cloudmakers ()
oil on board
30 x 40 in
$18,400
Lot 31
(2014)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Sierra Night ()
oil on board
30 x 36 in
$16,380
Lot 170
(2016)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Making Tracks ()
oil on board
30 x 45 in
$16,380
Lot 81
(2013)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Southwest Serenade ()
oil on board
24 x 18 in
$15,210
Lot 158
(2015)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Original Western Art ()
oil on board
28 1/2 x 40 in
$15,210
Lot 327
(2016)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
At Canyon Springs ()
oil on board
24 x 30 in
$13,090
Lot 330
(2016)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Back-Country Companions (2015)
oil on board
18 x 24 in
$10,530
Lot 357
(2016)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Day's End at Mint Springs ()
oil on board
24 x 30 in
$10,530
Lot 162
(2012)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Moonrise ()
oil on board
24 x 18 in
$10,350
Lot 34
(2014)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Canyon Springs Wrangler ()
oil on board
20 x 30 in
$8,190
Lot 220
(2012)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Palomino Shadows ()
oil on board
18 x 24 in
$6,900
Lot 31
(2009)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Top of the Trail ()
oil on board
11 x 14 in
$5,750
Lot 172
(2016)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
A Quiet Pool ()
oil on board
16 x 20 in
$5,265
Lot 22
(2016)
Bill Anton (1957–Present)
Spring in the Sangre ()
oil on board
10 x 12 in
$2,000–$3,000